In 2012 Camilla and Valentina Gallo decided to unite their passions, tastes and complementary talents in a unique project: Jamais Sans Toi. Camilla Gallo is the designer. She is an actress and a dubbing actress; she attends courses to specialize in goldsmiths’ art and is passionate about jewellery design and contemporary accessories.
Valentina Gallo has always followed her talent for the modelling of matter. She attended and graduated at the Art Academy of Turin, then specialised in restoration at the Maria Luisa Rossi School.
Theirs paths crossed, and connected naturally, completing one another and giving birth to Jamais Sans Toi, a contemporary jewellery laboratory. The brand name is inspired by the motto of Chiomonte, from where both Camilla and Valentina originate, right next to Val di Susa.
The coat of arms of the city represents a sun illuminating two bunches of grapes, above which is written “Jamais Sans Toi”, literally “Never without you” in ancient Occitan dialect.
Sun and grapes, these ancient elements have inspired the identification of the ball as a shape full of meaning, as an inspirational model for all the creations of JST: complex modular compositions, diligently handcrafted throughout the process of artistic ceramics. The matter, i.e. clay, is the common field of knowledge, place of evolution and constant research. Jamais Sans Toi unites competence and sensitivity for matter modelled in several different, ancient ways. From the meeting of these elements a modern, clean, essential design makes Jamais Sans Toi’s jewellery collections unique and recognizable. Every piece is a precise study between colour and volume. The attention for detail for every creation determines the perception of preciousness, lightness and versatility.
A modern, clean, essential design makes Jamais Sans Toi’s jewels unique and recognizable. The common element of their collections is the ball, symbol of wholeness and infinity. Every piece is a precise study between colour and volume. The attention for detail for every creation determines its refinement
PRECIOUS DETAILS Gold and platinum decorations are created by applying a coat of special glaze, containing the precious metals, onto the ceramic creations and then putting them into the oven for the third time.
IRIDESCENT REFLECTIONS Glaze is a special coating for ceramics, applied with on the ceramic surface. Objects are then ready to be put into the oven for the third time at a temperature of 700°, thus attaining beautiful shiny reflections.
FOR YOUR OWN AND THE PLANET’S HEALTH Jamais Sans Toi uses only non-lead vitreous coatings in order not to pollute the planet, the same as is commonly used for plates and cutlery. Leather laces are treated according to the EU rules and are 100% free from AZO and heavy metals. This certification also guarantees that the colours used are non-toxic.
ORIGINAL PRODUCT Every jewel comes in a package with the guarantee certificate of originality of the product handcrafted and unique!
Our creations are made of ceramic, hand thrown white pottery, put in the oven at 950°, varnished and put in the oven again. Starting from an exclusive design, our jewels are hand made in our labs, therefore every jewel is a unique piece, with leather strings and modelled with metals. Every imperfection is the proof of its uniqueness and its handcrafted process.
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